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We look forward to welcoming you to the Desert Centre this season. For more information on tours and hours click here

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Our Winter 2018 Newsletter is now available! Click here to view it.

For archived newsletters click here. 

In The News

 Osoyoos Times, Romancing the Desert (Video) by Richard McGuire


Okanagan Sun, This Desert Life by Andrea Flexhaug


Georgia Straight, Osoyoos desert blooms under a full moon by Sheila Whittaker


Toronto Star, Osoyoos, Canada's lone desert by Paul French

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BIRDS - Movie & An Expert
Saturday, February 16
hummingbird2 - 4 pm at the Watermark Beach Resort
Admission by donation
Watch astonishing tests of avian aptitude in the documentary “Bird Brain.” See parrots that can plan for the future, jackdaws that can “read” human faces, and crows that can solve multi-step puzzles. Following the film, join Terry Tellier with the South Okanagan Hummingbird Banding Team to find out more about hummingbirds and the process used to trap and band them.


BIGHORN SHEEP - Movie & An Expert
Saturday, February 23
2 - 4 pm at the Watermark Beach Resort
bighornAdmission by donation
Explore the daily battle for survival in the continent’s upper reaches in “North America.” From head-bashing bighorn sheep to avalanche-dodging grizzlies, from diving bears to cunning coyotes, witness the extremes and the wonders of North America’s mountains and forests. After the film, take a closer look at the behaviour and biology of BC’s bighorn sheep with BC government biologist Craig McLean.


SEEDS - Movie & An Expert
Saturday, March 16
corn32 - 4 pm at the Watermark Beach Resort
Admission by donation
Discover why few things on Earth are as miraculous and vital as seeds. In “SEED: The Untold Story” hear from passionate seed keepers trying to protect our 12,000 year-old food legacy. After the film, get an insider’s perspective from Desert Society President Lee McFadyen, experienced seed saver and long-time organic farmer.


AMPHIBIANS - Movie & An Expert
Saturday, March 23
frog2 - 4 pm at the Watermark Beach Resort
Admission by donation
Explore the weird and wonderful world of frogs in the David Attenborough documentary “Fabulous Frogs.”
The film sheds light on these charismatic, colorful and frequently bizarre little animals. After the screening, learn more about frogs and other amphibians with conservation researcher Stephanie Winton.


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